If something scares me, I have to do it,” says renowned actress and singer Audra McDonald in a short video that preceded her on-stage interview on Saturday at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has chosen McDonald as the recipient of … Continued
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As part of Audra McDonald’s duties as winner of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, the Broadway great — can you believe she’s won six Tony Awards? — sat down with Oskar Eustis at MIT’s Huntington Hall over the weekend.
“Manufacturing Mischief,” which will have its premiere run on April 26 and 27 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, puts a mini-Chomsky onstage alongside Elon Musk, Ayn Rand and Karl Marx.
With her incandescent soprano, Audra McDonald is usually the one doing the dazzling. But the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress says it was she who was awestruck by the talent she encountered on recent visits to the … Continued
Performing the Present: Audra McDonald and Oskar Eustis in Conversation
Many creative scientists have artistic inclinations. The drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, are a beautiful example.
Suffering for art took on frigid new meaning for composer Tod Machover while creating his new symphony for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
From the start, photography has been binary.
author junot díaz discusses debut children’s book
Whether through his work as one half of German electronic music duo Mouse on Mars or through his 2016-17 tenure as an MIT guest lecturer, Jan St. Werner has spent the better part of the past 25 years exploring the … Continued
MIT Premieres Pedro Reyes’ Puppet Play with Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk, Tiny Trump
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce the world premiere of Manufacturing Mischief, a new satirical play by Pedro Reyes that features puppet characters based on Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk and “Tiny Trump.”
The American artist Joan Jonas stood before an enthusiastic audience in London late on Friday and re-enacted excerpts from some of her performances.
Sunday’s Music for Food concert in MIT’s Killian Hall offered three contrasting chamber works within its theme of the year: “Schubert’s Vienna/Our Boston.”
For the fourth consecutive year, America’s MIT has been ranked the top university for architecture in the world. What does head of architecture Meejin Yoon think is its secret?
Mouse on Mars, the brainy, playful, long-running, relentlessly inventive electronic-music duo from Berlin, had a different kind of rollout for its new album, “Dimensional People.”
At just 34, Brooklyn-based artist Adam Pendleton has proved himself capable of generating such phenomena.
One of only a few African Americans to find success in classical music, violist Marcus Thompson has garnered critical acclaim since the start of his illustrious career.
Audra McDonald is this year’s recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, and as such she joined students and staff for a short residency.
“Art + Tech: A Citywide Collaboration,” now rolling out in more than a dozen museums and universities around Boston, throws a wide, easy net over digital art, a medium so common that almost any American city could coordinate cross-institutional programming.
While the deCordova focuses on an evolution in video art, the MIT List Gallery in Cambridge focuses on the early stages of internet art with the use of bulky monitors and projection devices.
When Judith Barry was invited to make a new mural for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s façade, one image haunted her: a photo of people in an inflatable boat, shot from a drone.
The Cantata Singers was founded more than half a century ago to explore the music of Bach, and the loyalty of its stalwart audiences is the kind of thing that makes Boston’s music scene unique.
It’s not often that you look at an exhibition with the help of the very apparatus that is its subject.
“Lamentations,” a new work for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Peter Child, is a piece that resonates in a variety of ways with the history of the Cantata Singers, the group for whom it was written.